Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

At a Glance

  • Luxurious all-inclusive property on Mexico's Caribbean coast
  • Fantastic family-friendly facilities, with a kids club, teen club and baby concierge to cater to all ages

  • Separate adults' and children's facilities
  • Eight restaurants, all of which have a la carte options for lunch and dinner, as well as a buffet options in some for complete flexibility

  • A range of included activities and excursions, as well as kayaks, boogie boards and snorkelling equipment for independent exploration

  • Impressive service at the pool, on the beach and in each suite

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The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.

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Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Grand Velas Riviera Maya or take a look at our itineraries to Yucatan Peninsula


Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a luxurious all-inclusive property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, offering beautiful beachfront accommodation and extensive facilities to cater to both families and couples. Perfect for a great value beach getaway.

Just a short drive from Cancun International Airport and the lively town of Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas Riviera Maya sits on a beautiful white sand beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast, offering a convenient base for anyone in search of a relaxing beach break. The property offers guests an all-inclusive experience which goes above and beyond the average, with attentive service, both fine dining and casual restaurants and an array of included activities to suit all ages.

Accommodation and facilities are spread along the coast and throughout the property, split into three sections. The adults only section (Grand Class) is the perfect choice for couples. All rooms enjoy ocean views and are just steps from the beach, with private terraces and plunge pools. The Ambassador section rooms are perfect for families who want to be close to all of the family facilities, including the swimming pools and kids' clubs. All of the ambassador suites enjoy ocean views but are set back behind the family pools. The final section is set back from the beach and surrounded by jungle, boasting beautiful swimming pools and a tranquil atmosphere. The Zen Grand suites are perfect for relaxation and work well for either families or couples, with spacious suite options and even connecting rooms.

When it comes to dining and unwinding you are spoiled for choice, with eight restaurants, a selection of bars, a spa and fitness centre and an array of included and additional activities on offer. Relax with a spot of yoga, take kayaks down from the beach to explore the turquoise waters or simply pull up a lounger and enjoy being waited on. However you like to spend your beach holiday, Grand Velas Riviera Maya will not disappoint.

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Rooms in this all-suite resort are spread across three sections of the property, each offering a different experience. There are 90 Grand Class Suites which are spread along the beachfront, each boasting a king-size bed, private plunge pool and bathroom with rain shower and Jacuzzi tub. The 195 Ambassador Suites are perfect for families, all within easy reach of the resort's family facilities and enjoying ocean views, while the Zen Grand suites sit surrounded by nature for a more relaxing experience and work for either couples or families. 

There are connecting rooms available in the Zen Grand and Ambassador sections of the hotel.


The Kids Club at Grand Velas is included in your stay and caters to children aged between 4-12. Kids can enjoy daily activities, watch movies and get stuck into arts and crafts. For teenagers, the teens club offers a relaxed environment with video games, pool tables, a bar serving soft drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails, arcade games, karaoke machine and a dance floor. For families travelling with babies, the resort's baby-concierge will take care of your every need, providing high chairs, baby bottle sterilisers, cribs, rattles, bouncers, buggies and baby bath tubs. Babysitting is available for an additional charge.


There are eight restaurants at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, all of which serve different cuisine to ensure variety throughout your stay; tuck into mouthwatering Asian-fusion, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean and French cuisine. All of the restaurants offer an a la carte dining experience while the casual beach restaurants also offers buffet meals throughout the day. Please note that some restaurants have age restrictions and dress codes.

Other facilities include an impressive spa and extensive fitness facilities, along with several outdoor swimming pools, all with pool service.


A selection of watersports are available at the beach; snorkelling, kayaking and boogie boarding is included and motorised watersports are available for an additional charge. Loungers and butler service are available for those who simply wish to relax, both at the beach and surrounding the numerous swimming pools. Daily activities are organised for kids and teens making use of the kids' clubs, and for adults, a range of fitness classes, yoga and meditation, cocktail classes and even photography classes can be arranged. For anyone wishing to explore the rich destination outside of the resort, we can include excursions to Mayan ruins, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve or even nearby islands.


  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour

    Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.

  • Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal

    Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.

Location & directions

Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Maya can be found just north of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya, approx. a 45-minute drive from Cancun International Airport.

How to get there

10-hour direct flight from London to Cancun, followed by a 45-minute drive to Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

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